Chelsea manager asks Fernando Torres to explain interview comments

Fernando Torres’ stock has been steadily plummeting since he arrived at Stamford Bridge for £50 million in January. The Spaniard managed just one goal for Chelsea last season and his scoring drought has continued this term with the striker being dropped from the team that faced Sunderland on Saturday. It will be interesting to see whether Torres is recalled for…

Fernando Torres’ stock has been steadily plummeting since he arrived at Stamford Bridge for £50 million in January. The Spaniard managed just one goal for Chelsea last season and his scoring drought has continued this term with the striker being dropped from the team that faced Sunderland on Saturday.

It will be interesting to see whether Torres is recalled for Tuesday’s match against Bayer Leverkusen, although it appears that the player might have some explaining to do after an interview with a Primera Liga website where the Chelsea forward appeared to describe members of the team’s midfield as old and slow.

Andre Villas-Boas is going to have the interview examined and will speak to Torres if required.

He said: “We are going in-depth to regain the tape of that interview. We’ll see if things play exactly as they are in that interview.

“Anyhow, it’s one player’s perspective. I don’t think it’s a perspective that the manager shares. I don’t have to share my players’ ideas sometimes.

“I think we have competence, apart from the ‘age problem’, which for me is not a problem.

“Maybe we just have to speak about that situation and he has to see our view as well.”

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